Diana has experience in designing learning communities for safety-net healthcare clinics across California. Having organized over ten large-scale, multi-stakeholder programs, she has a breadth of knowledge in the areas of social determinants of health, innovation and design thinking, and multi-sector community partnerships.
Diana currently leads the program planning and execution of two population health-focused programs, Moving Clinics Upstream and Amplify Healing Connections. Through her work at CCI and as a Pathways to Equity Fellow, Diana has discovered that her passion lies at the intersection of public health, design, and equity. Most recently, Diana presented as faculty at two healthcare convenings on the topic of “Journey Mapping for Authentic Patient Engagement.” She has also served as a design coach and workshop facilitator for health centers and non-profit organizations participating in CCI’s award-winning Catalyst design-thinking training program. Her lived experience of growing up in a historically-underinvested community informs her belief that the social determinants of health cannot be addressed without tackling the invasive nature of racism, both within and beyond the clinic walls.
Before joining CCI, Diana worked with a variety of nonprofit organizations, including LifeLong Medical Care, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. In her last role as the coordinator of the UC Berkeley Wellness Fund, Diana developed and managed the operation of the $1.2 million grant dedicated to improving student and staff wellness within the UC Berkeley community. Diana is proud to have roots in the Bay Area, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in public health and a minor in ethnic studies. Outside the office, Diana enjoys spending quality time eating amazing food with her loved ones.